Overwatch League team Boston Uprising just unveiled the first part of its plan, Building Boston Up. To create a successful team, an Overwatch esports organization needs to have good foundations, so Boston resigned four of its veterans.
After a rough couple of years, it would not be that much of a surprise to see players wanting to leave Boston for other more successful teams. Instead, four of its loyal players decided to stay and sign a contract extension with the team.
In its rebuild plan, Boston Uprising decided to put its veterans first. Therefore, Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth, Leyton “Punk” Gilchrist, Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse, and Seo “Myunbong” Sang-min received a brand new contract.
As we build our 2021 roster this offseason, we’ll give you exclusive insights in our newest series: Building #BostonUp
Up first, the veterans we’ve locked in for the start of 2021.
— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) October 20, 2020
Even though Colourhex and Fusions struggled together since 2018, the late addition of Myunbong and Punk helped and brought a positive impact on Boston’s 2020 season. These players started to know each other and gave hope to the organization’s future. But despite this revigorated roster, it was still too late and the Uprising ended up in the last position.
“I don’t see myself, as a person, going somewhere else. It’s not on my mind. I just want to win and prove I can win with this team,” said Fusions.
OWL Free Agency
With the upcoming release of Overwatch 2 and the 2021 season, many teams decided to drop most of their players. After all, what benefits are there to keep players who are uncertain of their performance. Seeing Boston, the weakest esports team in 2020, trust its veterans shows the team looks to grow its Overwatch League team better than ever.
At the beginning of October, Boston Uprising made a few roster moves for the start of Building Boston Up. It got rid of two of its players and recruited Kim “Lori” Seung-hyun to be the new head coach. With a solid foundation of four veterans and a brand new head coach, the organization will need a little more to find their perfect lineup during Overwatch League free agency.
Written by Charles FUSTER
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